Date of Publication

2007

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Asian Studies Major in Japanese Studies

Subject Categories

Japanese Studies

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

International Studies

Thesis Adviser

Mary Laureen Velasco

Defense Panel Chair

Carmelita Corpuz

Defense Panel Member

Dante Leoncini
Florentino Timbreza

Abstract/Summary

This is a study on Zen as applied to contemporary western pop culture material. The researcher provides an interpretation of the geisha segment of the 2001 Drowned World Tour of Madonna to prove that this Zen inspired Kabuki production is an expression of high art. The study will also analyze the political message of the geisha segment against the backdrop of Kabuki, anime, and Japanese History. In the process, the researcher discussed how the theme of violence in a pop culture production can be used to express a positive message of hope and humanity.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Physical Description

[156 leaves]

Keywords

Popular culture; Madonna, 1958-

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